The Dead

Film, Horror
3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
Shot on location in Burkina Faso and Ghana by British commercials directors Howard and Jonathan Ford, this suspenseful, humane horror movie wears its knowledge of George Romero’s zombie movies on its rolled-up sleeve. However, it receives a rejuvenating shot in the arm from its sun-parched locations, eye-ravishing cinematography and freshly minted storyline.

Following an unexplained viral outbreak and the crash-landing of his escape plane into the sea, Lieutenant Brian Murphy (Rob Freeman) is forced to team up with local soldier Sgt Daniel Dembele (Prince David Oseia), negotiating hostile terrain and sporadic attacks by hungry, shambling flesh-eaters. As they travel towards a rumoured safe compound, where Daniel hopes to be reunited with his family, the two men’s uneasy alliance develops into a mutually respectful friendship. Gore hounds will relish the graphic flesh-ripping – and memorable images, such as a cycling zombie, leaven the apocalyptic horror with off-kilter humour.

By: Nigel Floyd



Release details

Release date:
Friday September 2 2011
105 mins

Cast and crew

Howard J Ford, Jon Ford
Howard J Ford, Jon Ford
Rob Freeman
Prince David Osei
Dan Morgan
David Dontoh
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